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Gymnastics Faculty

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INGA SMIRNOVA

We are very excited and proud to announce Inga Smirnova will be joining the McKeon Gymnastics Coaching Staff!  Inga started gymnastics as a young girl in Russia and was a decorated gymnast from 1982-1987. During that time she was a competing team member of the USSR National Women's Gymnastics Team, Kazakhstan National Women's Team and the Kazakhstan Sports Society "Dynamo" Team. She is currently a Certified National Gymnastics Judge and has been since 1999. She brings 28+ years of extensive knowledge and coaching with her in the gymnastics and acrobatic area. She is USAG professional member, U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction certified, U101Safety & Risk Management certified.


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KATHRYN SHERLOCK

Katie Sherlock is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who has been a part of the studio for almost 20 years. At the age of 3, she started in her first tap & tricks class and later became an active member of both the competitive dance and gymnastic teams. She was a successful competitive gymnast for many years, and won numerous regional and national titles with her dance team. She began coaching classes when she was a Level 7 competitive gymnast, and quickly fell in love with the job. She has worked to perfect student technique, choreograph routines, and guide gymnasts through their competitive seasons. She is a USAG professional member, U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction certified, U101Safety & Risk Management certified. and has attended many regional and national congress event trainings. Having been a gymnast at McKeon herself, she has many years of direct training under Peter and Trisha Cacciapaglia providing her with the talent and passion necessary to be a wonderful coach. She has continued to work with the girls of all levels throughout her college years, while pursuing her undergraduate degree. She has always said, "McKeon is my second home, always has been, always will be".


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COLBY HALL

Colby was a member of the national award winning dance and gymnastics team at Mckeon's for 10 years. She recently graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Sport Management. She is head of Spirit for Cheerleading and Dance at The University of Massachusetts -Amherst. Colby has been a valued member of our coaching staff for 5 years. She is USAG professional member, U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, U101 Safety & Risk Management certified and Heads Up certified.


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PATTY BLACK

Patty Black started doing gymnastics at Holliston School of Gymnastics as a child after which she went to S.Y.G.A. (Southborough Youth Gymnastics). As a freshman in high school she started teaching preschool gymnastics on Saturday mornings. She furthered her gymnastics training at Springfield College. Patty has taught at Pioneers Gymnastics, Flipside Gymnastics and worked at the Metro West YMCA in Framingham, where she was the Program Director for about 6 years and ran the gymnastics and dance programs. Patty has taught all levels of gymnastics from parent/child to preschool to school aged and levels 4 & 5. She is USAG professional member, U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction certified, U101Safety & Risk Management certified.Patty Black started doing gymnastics at Holliston School of Gymnastics as a child after which she went to S.Y.G.A. (Southborough Youth Gymnastics). As a freshman in high school she started teaching preschool gymnastics on Saturday mornings. She furthered her gymnastics training at Springfield College. Patty has taught at Pioneers Gymnastics, Flipside Gymnastics and worked at the Metro West YMCA in Framingham, where she was the Program Director for about 6 years and ran the gymnastics and dance programs.

Patty has taught all levels of gymnastics from parent/child to preschool to school aged and levels 4 & 5. She is a USAG Professional member and is Safety Certified.


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MARISA PEAK

Marisa was born into the sport of gymnastics, giving her almost 20 years involved in the sport. She began competing at the age of 5 and assistant teaching at the age of 13. She was a member of her high school team and was awards the coaches award her senior year. Her primary study in high school was early childhood development which gives her a great insight into working with our young gymnasts! . She is USAG professional member, U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction certified, U101Safety & Risk Management certified.


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DENISE WEAVER

Denise began dancing and gymnastics when she was just 12 years old. She attended McKeon School of Dance & Gymnastics and studied jazz, tap, ballet, tap and gymnastics.  When not in the gym or dance studio, you could find Denise doing Crossfit and obstacle course racing!

Denise began teaching gymnastics and dance at McKeon when she was 13 years old. She has experience teaching in a variety of school settings from traditional preschools to various schools in the New England area. She loves inspiring children to move in the studio and learn in the classrooms. She has been sharing her passion for dance and movement with students and is very excited to be back home at McKeon and work with all of the talented students there.


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Cassidy Hall

Bio coming soon.